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BIG ISLAND VISITORS BUREAU ANNOUNCES NAME CHANGE
October 24, 2016

Island of Hawaii (October 24, 2016) - The Big Island Visitors Bureau has officially changed its name to the Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau (IHVB). "Depicted in IHVB's new logo, the design retains its overall elements and feel of the previous look, while aligning itself with the Hawaii Tourism Authority and Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau branding of the Hawaiian Islands," said Ross Birch, IHVB executive director.

SIZZLIN' OCTOBER NEWS FROM THE ISLAND OF HAWAII
October 1, 2016

Island of Hawaii (October 1, 2016) – Happy Holidays, Hawaii-style! We know what you’re thinking: “It’s October! All that holiday stuff is still a couple of months away.” Trust us, it’s not too early (or too late) to begin planning the details for a week or two of holiday season warmth, fun and exploration on the island of Hawaii to stave the chill of year’s end. What groovy things can you do on the island in winter? Everything you can do in the spring, summer and fall, of course, with the addition of great only-in-Hawaii holiday season happenings. View the list of happenings below, and other event, hotel, activity and tour news.   

SIZZLIN' SEPTEMBER NEWS FROM THE ISLAND OF HAWAII
September 6, 2016

Island of Hawaii (September 6, 2016) – Everyone who visits Hawaii should memorize the Hawaiian phrase malama aina. It refers to the action of “caring for the land” – a commitment originating with the Hawaiian Islands’ first Polynesian settlers who weaved respect for the land, waterways and ocean into the way they conducted their everyday lives. On your next visit to the island of Hawaii, make caring for the island’s natural environment and resources a priority by adventuring with outdoor activity companies and enjoying eco-friendly accommodations that embrace ecologically sustainable practices. Find a few ‘green’ offerings listed below, alongside brand new island events and activities, as well as dining and hotel news. 

SIZZLIN' AUGUST NEWS FROM THE ISLAND OF HAWAII - Copy
August 1, 2016

Island of Hawaii (August 1, 2016) – To visit the island of Hawaii is to be closer than most ever get in their lifetimes to the geologic forces that created, and are still creating, our natural world. Kilauea volcano’s current lava flow, named 61G by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, on July 26 became the first in three years to reach the coastline and is the subject of fascination for hearty hikers and local activity companies offering helicopter, land and boat tours. You’ll find a handful of these hikes and activities – all designed to safely show you the flow’s surface march to the sea or ocean entry – listed below along with the scoop on golf, events, accommodation deals, and dining on the island of Hawaii.

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July 6, 2016

From working Waimea town ranches offering a look back at the range skills of the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy), to Hilo museums exploring the everyday lives of early 19th century Hawaiians and American missionaries. From activities and tours digging into the island of Hawaii's rich agricultural and multicultural past, present and future, to five National Park Service sites spotlighting Hawaiian cultural history. Hawaii’s largest island celebrates its fascinating history in every region of its vast and diverse landscape. A number of hotels and tours dropping intriguing knowledge of the island of Hawaii are listed below, alongside the latest news on activities, tours, upcoming events and dining out. 

SIZZLIN' JUNE NEWS FROM HAWAII, THE BIG ISLAND
June 2, 2016

The falling leaves of red and gold may not be drifting by your window just yet (or anytime soon), but the first month of summer is a superb time to plan for an autumn getaway on Hawaii Island. Why? For one thing, the largest of the Hawaiian Islands will still be warm in the fall when other parts of the world begin turning cool. Another reason? Look no further than the great autumn deals noted below on Hawaii Island accommodations and outdoor activities, plus the scoop on upcoming resort, dining, event, entertainment and activity happenings. Be ready to “fall” for Hawaii Island this autumn.  

12 REASONS WHY THE ISLAND OF HAWAII IS THE WORLD'S BEST INDOOR-OUTDOOR CLASSROOM
June 1, 2016

When you think of time spent in a classroom does hiking an active volcano, getting underwater with marine life, or learning about Hawaii ranching history on a working Hawaii ranch spring to mind? Uh-huh. We thought not. Prepare to let the island of forever redefine your definition of classroom time with our below list of unrivaled indoor-outdoor learning opportunities sure to have your family, friends or even just you alone looking forward to being schooled again.

11 PRODUCTS FARMED OR RANCHED ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII (AND HOW TO EXPERIENCE THEM)
June 1, 2016

It’s likely you know that farmers on the island of Hawaii grow acres of macadamia nuts, brilliant tropical flowers and some of the world’s most award-winning coffee. But did you know that island growers, ranchers and ocean farmers also produce prized cacao and vanilla beans, singular honey varieties and acclaimed seafood? And that’s not everything. Read on.

FIVE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE PARKS, SITES AND TRAILS. ONE VERY AMAZING ISLAND OF HAWAII.
June 1, 2016

The island of Hawaii has five national parks. All right, more like one national park, two national historical parks, one national historic site and one national historic trail. But that’s still a very cool tally of National Park Service (NPS)-managed sites for one island. Especially when you consider that one of the sites – you’ll know which one after reading below – encompasses 520 square miles of 4,028 square-mile island of Hawaii and is still growing. Each is unique in its scenic beauty, history, location and natural and manmade treasures. And if you can swing visiting all of them on your next island stay, your life will be that much more awesome for having done so. Trust us.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR (AND ALMOST EVERYWHERE) ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII
June 1, 2016

Love. Exciting and new. Come to the island of Hawaii. We’re expecting you. Whether you’re forever in love, newly in love, or still figuring it all out, Hawaii’s largest island has a heart for romantics as big as its 4,028-square-mile acreage. Find your state of amour below and fall for our island, too.